Classical Brit Award nominee, Jonathan Ansell, is one of the UKs most popular young tenors, with a unique ability to truly connect with his audience through the gift of his soaring high tenor voice.
Jonathan shot to fame on the first ever series of the X-Factor, as the front man of pop-opera group G4. As runners-up on the ITV1 show, G4 went on to top the charts with three hit albums and four sell out tours.
When G4 split in 2007, Jonathan was propelled to instant stardom as a solo artist signing a £1 million record deal with Universal Classics and Jazz. Soon after Jonathan released two chart topping albums ‘Tenor at the Movies’ and ‘Forever’ and was soon nominated for a prestigious Classical Brit Award. This glorious young tenor has continued to wow audiences as a bona fide solo artist, selling over 2 million albums and performing in countless concerts, shows and productions.
Jonathan’s exceptional vocal range and style, has entertained audiences worldwide. Highlights include; touring the United States with the late great Marvin Hamlisch, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; numerous performances at the Royal Albert Hall, including most notably at the Festival of Remembrance in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen; playing the role of ‘Jesus’ in the World Premier of opera ‘Omega and Alpha’ in Wells Cathedral, and being hand-picked by lyricist Don Black, to perform in the birthday concert celebrations for Andrew Lloyd Webber, both at the London Palladium and in Hyde Park.
As a solo artist, Jonathan has also made his mark in musical theatre, debuting in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind, as ‘The Man’, which played nationwide to critical acclaim. Jonathan went on to star as Nanki- Poo in the Carl Rosa Opera Company's interpretation of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The MIkado", as Boemer in Bill Kenwright's National Tour of 'Lark Rise to Candleford' and as Charles Darnay in a musical version of 'A Tale of Two Cities'.
Jonathan has become a well-known face on TV, and has performed on many network shows, including, Comic Relief (BBC), Last Choir Standing (ITV), Sing if you Can (ITV), GMTV (ITV), The Alan Titchmarsh show (ITV), This Morning (ITV), Loose Women (ITV) and many others. Jonathan is an excellent panellist with a keen interest in news and popular culture, and has been invited to appear on many panel TV & Radio shows such as The Wright Stuff, LBC, Classic FM and as the host and guest performer on several editions of Friday Night is Music Night for the BBC.
Jonathan is extremely passionate about cooking, and has proven himself as an exceptional chef, winning both Celebrity Ready Steady Cook (BBC) (twice) and Celebrity Come Dine with Me (Channel Four).
In 2014 G4 reunited for a ‘One Night Only’ performance to celebrate their ten-year anniversary since their first appearance on the X Factor. G4 could not have expected the overwhelming support their reunion was to receive as this one off show, performed at the London Barbican Centre, was an instant sell out. This inspired G4 to rethink their position and in 2015 they embarked on a nationwide Reunion Tour, delighting audiences across the United Kingdom with their trademark, 4 part harmonies and thrilling arrangements. This was closely followed in December 2015, with a Christmas by Candlelight festive tour, highlighting G4’s beautiful and unique sound in some of the UK’s finest Cathedrals & Churches.
In 2016 G4 were delighted to announce their Back for Good nationwide tour in April and September, and the return of their Christmas by Candlelight festive tour in November and December. They also have an exciting new Album being created, G4 Love Songs, out Feb 2017. This album will then be toured in March 2017 right around the UK.
For tickets and more information visit www.G4Official.com
As well as his reunion with G4, Jonathan’s solo career is continuing to keep him very busy, with numerous concerts, appearances and shows. In May and August 2016, Jonathan will be headlining the hit theatre show, That’s Entertainment in Windsor and Wimbledon, and in June and July 2016, he will be starring in the operatic musical One Night in Venice, which tours theaters nationwide.